Learn how to render beef tallow in 2 easy steps. Beef tallow is a versatile animal fat with many uses.
- Beef suet, at least 4 pounds
- Chop the suet into small pieces either by hand or by pulsing in a food processor.
- Add the tallow to a large pot and place over low heat. If using a slow cooker, turn the temperature on to “low”.
- Stir occasionally, every hour or so, for 3-4 hours to prevent the suet from sticking to the bottom of the pot. If using a slow cooker, stir in a similar manner and adjust the cooking time to at least 4 hours and up to 8.
- Tallow is done once the cracklings are completely shriveled. Let cool slightly before straining and pouring into a storage container of choice.